Inclusive workplace | UK & Europe | 2017
This year we have made solid progress in our D&I agenda. Kevin Craven, CEO of our UK & Europe Division, has become Executive Sponsor for our LGBT+ agenda, providing visible leadership and strategic direction.
We launched a network for LGBT+ employees and allies, called In@Serco, to promote and raise awareness of LGBT+ interests within Serco globally. Other LGBT+ progress includes:
- joining the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme, Britain’s leading employers' forum for LGBT equality, diversity and inclusion;
- taking part in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index;
- developing a ‘Transitioning at Work’ policy to support employees taking steps to live in the gender they identify as; and
- holding LGBT+ events, including a Pride event at HMP Dovegate in August 2017.
We have established a disability network and signed up to the UK government’s Disability Confident initiative, designed to help employers recruit, retain and make the most of the talent and insights of disabled people.
Our Serco Inspiring Women (SIW) network has partnered with Everywoman, the world's largest network for women in business. Our partnership with Everywoman enables SIW members, male and female, to access a wealth of personal development tools via an online portal.
We also celebrated National Inclusion Week, raising awareness of the importance of workplace inclusion and the business benefits of a diverse and included workforce. During the week we promoted our D&I commitments, activities, useful tools and ways to get involved; started over 50 #nationalinclusionweek conversations whilst doubling the membership of related groups on our internal social media platform; and shared some very powerful personal stories, from CEO to contract level.